FriendShip Stores is opening another ground-up FriendShip Kitchen store, located in Sandusky, Ohio.
This 5,000-square-foot store marks the third new-concept store the company has built in the past 18 months.
The company also remodeled three existing stores during that same time frame, positioning FriendShip Kitchen to be one of the hottest, fastest growing new brands in the Buckeye State.
The new store is one of 26 FriendShip stores the company operates along the shores of Lake Erie, from Cleveland to Toledo.
Pre-opening activities will begin with a private, invitation-only event for friends, families, supply partners and local dignitaries.
“Our VIP event is a special opportunity for our FriendShip hosts to show off their new store and for our guests to enjoy a sneak preview of the store and a private tasting of FriendShip Kitchen’s latest culinary delights,” said Chelsea Carvalho, Food Service Specialist.
Doors are set to open to the public at 7 p.m. EST on Nov. 21.
During the opening week, customers will be treated to free coffee and cappuccinos, free fountain soda, product sampling and other specials from the FriendShip Kitchen.
Located at 4024 Hayes Avenue in Sandusky, Ohio, (just off of Route 2 at the corner of Route 4 and West Strub Road), this new store features a proprietary FriendShip Kitchen restaurant and offers FriendShip Fuel.
All customers are welcome to join the FriendShip Rewards program for free and can download the FriendShip Rewards app to their phone to track points, redeem points for free merchandise and fuel discounts and enjoy member only prices on fuel and designated food and merchandise.
FriendShip Kitchen meals are freshly prepared on premises. “Our Guests rave about FriendShip Famous Chicken,” said VP of Food Service Ed Burcher. “It’s double hand-breaded and comes in original and spicy recipes. Other favorites include our made fresh wraps and salads, and FriendShip savory crust pizza. Chicken Bacon Ranch and Buffalo Chicken pizzas, both made with FriendShip Famous Chicken, are our top sellers. There is something for everyone all through the day — from oven baked breakfast pizza, stuffed burritos, and waffle with egg sandwiches for breakfast, paired with coffee made from premium roasted beans. Our lunch and dinner choices range from salads to sandwiches, pizza and FriendShip’s signature double hand-breaded chicken. Our FriendShip Kitchen chefs and hosts are amazing, always making sure our meals are fresh, delicious and ready each time you visit.”
The store will be led by Kim Branham, General Manager and employee of FriendShip for over 19 years, along with District Manager Mary Priddy who has been employed by FriendShip for over 24 years. Other management leaders include Food Service Manager Cory Beach and Assistant Store Manager Karreye Cooper.
Founded by Virgil Beck in 1950, Beck Suppliers is a diverse and vertically integrated retail and wholesale petroleum marketer. The company distributes Marathon, Sunoco, BP, Shell, Valero and FriendShip motor fuels to independent retailers as well as to its company operated FriendShip stores. Beck Suppliers also distributes propane and heating oil to thousands of Midwest homes and businesses. The company’s construction division specializes in the installation and removal of petroleum fueling systems as well as the installation, maintenance, support and operation of car washes.